Friday, September 30, 2011

Lazy Week

Today I wore the CSUF shirt I bought William, my hair wrapped up in a bandana, and pajama shorts. I got up at 6:30 to go take a test and was back home at 9. I supposed it's important to add I didn't wear the pajama shorts to school, I wore jeans. The rest of today I will be doing this week's math assignment, a little bit of German homework, and drawing more ladies! I'll also probably watch a few movies or Tudor episodes. I think I'll ponder on a few more things to sew, like a Halloween inspired Lovebot! Or maybe even a few Halloween inspired Lovebots...

This week I've been doing a lot more drawing I thought I'd share...





The first cherry headed girl is cotton candy ice cream and the second is a banana split.

Love and Turtledoves,

P.S. I guess I'll have to learn to use my scanner!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Big Secret.

After my last post I had realized the change I need to make to bring back my creativity. I'm going to be making big big changes to my Etsy pretty soon. Don't worry, I'll still make Lovebots. I just need a bit of a change. I wish I could tell, but I want to make it a big secret and get everything right before I tell.

Love and Turtledoves,

Monday, September 26, 2011

A New Something

Recently I've been in a bit of a creative slump. I want to create things that I can sell and let other people enjoy, but I don't really know what to make. I'm hoping to figure out something smaller and less time consuming than a Lovebot, but maybe will be a similar? None the less I am at a loss at what I could make.

I've been drawing a lot lately, so that's been making me feel more creative. But it's not quite as fulfilling as making and selling a Lovebot. Sharing my gift with someone who appreciates it. Drawing, for me, is more of a stress killer.

Her hair is red with a pink stripe, it's just hard to see with the photo effect on my phone's camera.


I've been dreaming up a Lion plush for about a year now that I might finally get to work on. But I'd like to think of a way to incorporate it into my shop. Maybe make a new shop name and make it more general. More about me and my creations than one specific creation.

Any suggestions?

Love and Turtledoves,

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Multi Colored Nails

I remembered to paint my nails today, so I thought I'd share. I used to do rainbow nails all the time so I thought I'd do a pastely sort of group today, with white spotted tips.

I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow, Mint Sorbet, Wet Cement & White On *for the spots* and Revlon Mad About Mango (scented!) & Gum Drop (also scented!). 
Incase you can't tell, these are my two favorite nail polish brands.  I think they have the best colors and go on the nicest. I prefer solid colors to shiny ones and these brands usually have colors I swoon over.

Then I got kinda goofy and became a cat.

Love and Turtledoves,

Friday, September 23, 2011

7 Things!

I was tagged by the lovely K of Kitty Snooks to list 7 things about myself and then tag other bloggers to do the same! Thanks for tagging me, it's really sweet of you.

1. I pick things like crazy, especially when I'm anxious or thinking something over. Pick at my nail polish, or skin, or clothes, or pretty much anything I can pick at.

2. One of my favorite things to relax is to read in the bath. For some reason it's one of the only times I can get myself to read in peace and quiet.

3. Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. When I was a little girl we hardly celebrated it, but my Dad and Kathy have a HUGE Halloween party every year. This year our theme is Circus Freak Show!

4. I drive a white Honda crv.

5. I wish I could sing like Regina Spektor. I love her soft, crooney kinda sound.

6. I never used to like dogs. I'm a big cat person. However, now that I live with my Dad and I spend so much time with Daisy Dog, I totally love her. And I dream of having a pug or an English bulldog or a chihuahua. 

7. I sleep with a ton of pillows. I always have a really hard sleeping, I often have nightmares or wake up anxious. So I sleep with a pillow for my head, and a pillow on each side of me so that I can cuddle one and the other cuddles me. It makes me feel safe.

Thanks again, K for tagging me!

I tag:
Meredith of The Violet Rosebush
Brittany of
Laura Shane of Tea @ Noon

Have fun girlies!
Love and Turtledoves,

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dreaming of Red

Recently, as some of you know, I've had a crazy obsession with red hair. Red is my favorite of all colors and I've been itching to dye it red. I've had pinkish streaks, dark burgundy hair, coppery hair, and deep red hair but never unnaturally red hair. The other problem is my hair is black right now and naturally dark brown. I also don't have the money to pay someone to lift my black out and put red in. To be honest I truly envy you blondes out there, since you don't have to bleach it to have pretty colors!

So after much pouting and searching online, I found a solution via Kaelah of Little Chief Honey Bee! She talks about how dearly she wanted light pink hair and knew her natural hair couldn't achieve such a color. So she turned to wigs! She's written some really interesting posts on hers, so I followed suit and found a beautiful dark red wig on Ebay.

I bought it from the seller Wigfashion. It was well priced and had good shipping.

So then I waited. Since my wig is from the other side of the world, I knew it would take a while. So I waited. And tried not to think about my new look. And tried not to wonder how it would look. And then, when I least expected it, my wig was home!



Isn't it absolutely lovely? I am so happy to report that it is super comfortable and once it's adjusted to where I want it, it looks pretty realistic. I can't wait to go out with it on! I am completely smitten. I would totally recommend this option for anyone who doesn't really want to, possibly, damage their hair.

I've also noticed I had to change my make up a little bit for the colors to look good. I filled my brows with a reddish brown instead of a black and put an orangey lipstick on that I hardly wear.

Would you ever buy a wig to change up your look?
Love and Turtledoves,

Monday, September 19, 2011

What makes you happy?

Lately I have had a lot of trouble with what makes me happy, through all the stress I have been having. I'm still not used to the chance of school and have to try every day to be happy. I have to will myself to keep my chin up and enjoy my days. I deeply believe that every day is what you make of it. Any mood can be changed if that is truly what you want. I believe the mind is a very powerful thing.

I want to do more of what makes me happy, especially the little things I often get rid of when I am upset. These are the things that make me happy.

1. Skype dates with my William *Well, anything to do with my William, actually!*
2. Painting my nails rainbow colors
3. Wearing make up everyday
4. Wearing dresses and tights
5. Sewing while watching interesting shows *currently The Tudors!*
6. Cuddling my dog, Daisy
7. Day dreaming of the business I want to start soon after college
8. Writing
9. Drawing silly things
10. Preparing for Halloween! *This year I am going as a bearded lady and William will be my wolf man.*

What little things make you happy? I'd really love to know. I want to do more things that cheer me up when I'm down.

Love and Turtledoves,

Me: A to Z

So I guess this little questionaire thing is going around the bloggersphere so I thought I'd join in! I'll write about my recent trip to Vegas in a few. 

A. Age: 18
B. Bed size: I think mine is a full/queen.
C. Chore that you hate: Vacuuming. I hate the sound so much.
D. Dogs: Daisy, my black lab. She's a big cuddle bug.
E. Essential start to your day: Talking to William and checking emails
F. Favorite color: Red.
G. Gold or Silver: I used to love silver and hate gold but I seriously love rose gold.
H. Height: 5'4"
I. Instruments you play: clarinet
J. Job title: Full time student. Blogger. Crafter. Lover.
K. Kids: none, yet.
L. Live: California
M. Mother’s name: Leslie
N. Nicknames: Jaco, Pants, Smacko
O. Overnight hospital stays: never
P. Pet peeves: Dirty rooms
Q. Quote from a movie: To be honest I don't watch enough movies to think of one
R. Right or left handed: Right handed.
S. Siblings: A ton. 4 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 sister-in-law, 1 brother-in-law
U. Underwear: Everyday
V. Vegetable you hate: Onions
W. What makes you run late: Other people
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Dental and ankle when I was a kid
Y. Yummy food that you make: Zucchini Bread
Z. Zoo animal: I like looking at the lions/big cats

Love and Turtledoves,

Friday, September 9, 2011

Body Modifications

When I was about twelve or thirteen I really started to get into the body modification scene, although couldn't participate at the time. I wasn't allowed to pierce my ears until I was ten and then a second time when I was sixteen. But between twelve and eighteen my love for body mods has grown tremendously. 

First it started with a love of tattoos. I used to watch Miami Ink constantly, yes I know a little embarassing since it turned into such a dramatic show, and fell in love with Kat von D. After a while I grew tired of her too and fell in love with traditional tattoo "old school" style. I love that it's usually just reds, yellows, blues, and sometimes greens. The outlining is usually thicker, and there is just a certain style that things are drawn. Not quite cartoony but not realistic either. 

Around fifteen my fondness for piercings started to grow. At the time I had a boyfriend with gauged ears and that sparked my interest in doing my own. At first I just liked the tiny tiny ones, then the next size and the next size and now I'm a 00g, which is about the size of the tip of my pinky. I love my plugs more than any other jewelry I've ever worn. I never used to remember to wear earrings and now I do constantly. Right now I'm happy with the size of my earrings and have even considered going larger, it's just my left ear really hates to be stretched and the discomfort isn't worth it to me right now. They are both one size and content so I'm leaving it that way. 

Next came my septum piercing. The day after I graduated high school, from a lovely but very strict school, I had my septum pierced. I think it's the best thing I've done for myself in a while. I've wanted it for years and it's the first thing I've done for myself no matter what anyone else thought of me. William and I simply went into the tattoo shop and had my nose pierced. Now I can wear different jewelry and I like that I can have different styles, softer and some more harsh.

Then a few weeks later, my love got his septum pierced too!

And now that I've gotten into the world of facial piercings I am itching for more. I'm really wanting a dermal anchor on my cheekbone, it would be sort of like a pretty birthmark. I know they usually reject because they're just in the top layer of skin, but I think it'd be really beautiful. I'm also considering getting a vertical labret piercing. Which is a bar that goes straight up through your lip, so the ends are at the bottom and on the top. But I'm not positive about that one yet. I also want a lot more piercings on my ears, but those aren't as pretty as the anchor or the labret. 

How do you feel about Body Modification? Do you have piercings or tattoos? I'd love to hear about them.
Love and Turtledoves,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

One Day At A Time

My life lately has been very up and down. Everyday seems to be a little battle in itself, wether it be to stay in a good mood or even as bad as to get anything done. I am still adjusting to the fact that my schedule is different than it has been in a long time and I need to make time to talk to William. We get up at different times, can't talk at different times, and go to sleep at very different times. 

I've been battling a lot with myself most days. Lately I've been wanting to do nothing. Sleep all day and ignore the fact that I have books to read and German homework to do. I've been unmotivated to sew or blog, and really don't like to leave the house much. But I know there are a lot of things I have to do right now. I have to get up at 6:30 every morning and get ready to drive half a hour then try to park for ten to fifteen minutes. Then class. On somedays I come home after that, but on Tuesdays and Thursdays I have a huge break and then a two and a half hour class. (I hate those days...) All while trying to put on a good face and pretend I'll have a good day. 

So these are my days. And that's how I try to take them, one day at a time. I just fight day by day until it's easier. Until I'm happier. I'll be with William a week from tomorrow so I am praying to God it boosts my moral. I know I'll be happy to be with him but it's hard to come home and feel the same. 
I seriously need a pick me up.

Love and Turtledoves,

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Custom Order: Anne and Ryan

This week I was commissioned by two very close family friends, Anne and Ryan, to make them a pair of personalized Lovebots. Anne wanted the girl to be really girly, much like her, and the boy to be very nerdy, just like Ryan. So after my classes this week I sat down and made these little Lovebots.




The most important aspect Anne wanted was their names on the feet. I was just thankful they had short names!


Love and Turtledoves,

Friday, September 2, 2011

Red Obsession

So here's the thing. I've been almost every natural hair color under the sun over the years. I've been a red hair, a light brunette, a dark brunette, an almost blonde, and I've had black hair. So far black is the only color I've really really loved. It's the only color I've kept this long, which is about a year and a half. 

Now I'm having an itch for a hair color I've never had. I'm really truly considering dying my hair fire red.

My only apprehension is I'd be doing my hair. So that means I'll have to bleach it myself, pray I don't ruin my entire head of hair that is FINALLY long, and then the red. I don't worry about the dying process because I usually dye mine black, but I just don't want to fry my hair really bad by mistake.

I've never had bright bright hair but I've always really wanted it. Now that I'm in college and doing my own thing I think it might be time to try it out.
Whaddyea think?
Love and Turtledoves,

(all the pictures are from tumblr so I'm sorry I don't have the real sources. If anyone has the sources please give them to me and I'll add them right away!)